Chugoku Kenpo/Hakkesho

[Chinese, Fist Methods/ 8 Trigram Palm]



Chugoku Kenpo comprises yet another section of the Kokusai Jujutsu Renmei curriculum. Why are Chinese martial arts being included in a Japanese system? Because many Japanese martial arts have roots in Chinese systems, and even Takamatsu Sensei trained widely to fully understand their connections and benefits. After Takamatsu Sensei earned respect as a true practitioner of Kobudo (traditional martial arts), he was able to befriend and learn from masters from other Asian countries. Master Cho Su Long (original Shaolin Kung Fu) and Master Kim (old-style Korean eighteen martial arts) were just two of the amazing teachers that added to the depth and diversity of Takamatsu Sensei's martial knowledge.

After training for many years, Tanemura Sensei received the 5th generation grandmastership directly from both Sato Denjin (headmaster) and Li Zu Ming. Tanemura Sensei has been teaching the art's various exercises and forms since 1991 and has finally organized a step-by-step curriculum for students of all skill levels. Tanemura Sensei's teaching include: Hakkesho (Ba Gua), Kiko (Imperial Qi Gong), Kinnajutsu (Chin-na), as well as many other internal martial art secrets from both Chinese and Japanese traditions.

The many health benefits of Chugoku Kenpo/Hakkesho (Bagua) include:

  • Can be done by all ages
  • Increased muscle strength; especially lower body
  • Increased flexibility
  • Increased balance
  • Increased energy level
  • Stress reduction and relief
  • Aerobic conditioning
  • Martial art/self-defense application

What You Will Learn

  • Close-in fighting and defense
  • Arm strengthening exercises
  • Leg strengthening exercises
  • Meditation
  • Qi cultivation/breathing